Sheepshead Picnic Area

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Sheepshead Pavilion is available for reservations for private gatherings from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. The pavilion will accommodate about 200 people. It includes picnic tables, barbecue grills and water. There is no electricity to the pavilion, if electricity is needed please bring a generator. 

Fees are based on group size:

$75 per day for groups 1-50

$125 per day for groups 51-100 

$200 per day for groups 101-200

With a 2+ day reservation, overnight use may be granted, but only with prior approval. For more information on fees or overnight use please call the Butte Ranger District at (406) 494-2147 during regular business hours or email Scott Forman:

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Recreational opportunities at Sheepshead include horseshoe pits, nature trails, volleyball courts, ball field and a paved walking trail. All pavilion picnic tables must be returned to their original location, if moved. All trash must be placed in a trash reciptical before vacanting the facility; no personal items can be left behind.

Contact Information


1820 Meadowlark Lane BUTTE MT 59701

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Driving Directions

From Butte, take I-15/I-90 east for approximately 1 mile. Merge onto I-15 north and continue for approximately 12 miles. Take the Elk Park exit (no. 138) and drive west on Forest Service road #442 (Lowland Creek Road) for approximately 6 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service road #9485 and continue for approximately 2 miles. Turn left at the junction (Freedom Point) and drive approximately 1/8 mile; the campground is on the right. The road is a gravel road suitable for passenger vehicle access.

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